Policemen attached to the Rivers State Police Command on Sunday arrested three suspected kidnappers in Port Harcourt.
The suspects were arrested after they had abducted one Chimkere Ejim, who is the secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rumuobiakani community, Obio/Akpor local government area of the State, and fled with him in a Nissan Primera.
Following a distress call, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmad Mohammad, said the suspected kidnappers were apprehended.
Mohammad, a deputy superintendent of police, pointed out that the kidnappers’ victim, Ejim, was immediately rescued while two of the hoodlums escaped.
“On Sunday (26/04/2015) at about 07.07 hours (7am) along Ekene Street, Port Harcourt, acting on a distress call, policemen, attached to Miniokoro Division, intercepted and demobilised a Nissan Primeria with suspected kidnappers and their victim, one Chimkwere Ejim, of No. 12, Ekene Street, Port Harcourt.
“The said victim was rescued while three of the suspected kidnappers were arrested. Two others escaped. The operational vehicle with number plate DY 520 SMK, used by the kidnappers, was recovered”, the Rivers police spokesman said.
Mohammad, however, stated that efforts had been intensified to apprehend the two fleeing suspects.
According to him, those arrested are currently being interrogated and will soon be prosecuted.
Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.
The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.
Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.
The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”
Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun!
My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer in sha Allah. May Allah forgive & be Merciful to her.
— Isa Ali Pantami, PhD (@DrIsaPantami) November 23, 2020
Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.
The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.
The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.
Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.
He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.
Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims
Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.
According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.
Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.
The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.
He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.
Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.
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